Sunday, August 26, 2007

Army Half Marathon

I completed 1 of my 2 targets for 2007 today. I ran a half marathon. And it was done with only 2 objectives - have fun and have a good learning experience.

The run was interesting. Never saw so much people running at the same time. Couldn't help but think that we were lemmings running towards some cliff to jump off.. especially when we were on the Sheares Bridge!

Saw some people actually running with their backpacks. What a bunch of morons i thought until i had to queue 60 minutes to retrieve my checked-in bag after the run.

Towards the last 500m of the run, i felt as if i NEVER wanted to do this again and how the hell was i going to do 42km in December?! But then, later as the day passed and my mind and body was better rested, i felt that not only was it possible.. i was also eager for it.

And here's my result for the run.

I know it's not fantastic, but somehow i feel really proud when i see my name there. It shows that i accomplished something that i had set my mind to.. run a 21km marathon.

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Cousin Rania has grown. She's speaking now and is like a little person.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

East coast run.

Went for a run at East Coast Park today. Jo roller bladed while i ran. The rain interrupted the run and we had to take shelter at the hawker centre.

Later, after reaching SAFRA Resort Country Club, we saw this..The sun's rays coming through the cloud formed an interesting glow around it.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Pewter gift

Received a really nice pewter namecard holder as a gift from the Malaysian Water Polo team manager during the recent competition.

Friday, August 10, 2007

New routine

Started a new routine today. 3 times a week, i will run to work. Have to start conditioning my body to run in the mornings if i'm going to start running marathons. An interesting fact is that the distance to work is 11km.. the same distance i run in the evenings at home! And Yishun to Toa Payoh seems like a much greater distance.

Running in the mornings also frees up my evenings to spend time with Jo and friends.